San Francisco’s Italian-American Community celebrates the Italian Heritage Festival & Parade, featuring Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations and businesses.

About the Parade

Everything you need to know about the weekend. Check out our specials, promotions and places along the route to watch the parade and enjoy North Beach!

The Queen’s Court

Queen Isabella is the primary focal point of Italian Heritage Parade. She should recognize and represent the ideals of the Italian-American community – hard work, the...

Participate or Sponsor

We have many opportunities to sponsor or donate to the event: Sponsor the parade, sponsor a float in the parade, donate money, products or services we can use for our events.

1869

The inaugural parade takes place in San Francisco’s downtown San Francisco.

1922

The Parade grows to include marching units, bands, automobiles and floats.

1942

The celebration is incorporated into a non-profit corporation, board of directors established.

Upcoming Events

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